WATERLOO, Ontario -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Demeure Operating Company Ltd. (www.demeure.com) announces the launch of Demeure Marketplace™, an online technology platform that connects travelers, vacation property owners and service providers in a single community. Instead of catering to one audience at the expense of the other, Demeure Marketplace shifts the value to where it is created and promotes transparency and understanding of the critical roles played by each party, while delivering prices, properties and service levels people can trust. It offers exciting new ways to book travel and list properties through patent-pending innovations such as Pay-With-Time™, Demeure Auctions™ and Demeure On-Call™. The platform’s proprietary features enable a level of trust, service, and value available nowhere else in the travel industry. Since 2009, Demeure has focused on providing their clients with unprecedented access to the most coveted destinations around the world to create perfect vacation retreats, with a true community based model that matches service level to price.
“Online travel is booming, but it suffers from some serious challenges that we’ve faced head-on with Demeure Marketplace,” says CEO Peter Schwartz. “Whether you’re booking a trip or listing a property, you’ll spend countless hours of research across an endless number of websites. And in the end, it’s often impossible to trust the true value of what you’re buying or selling.” Schwartz explains, “We are pleased to introduce Demeure Marketplace, and in particular Demeure Pay-With-Time. Pay-With-Time is an unequivocal example of transparency where the buyer is also the seller. This is a beacon for the Demeure Community, not to mention and answer to the industry over capacity problem and the desire on the part of consumers to have a continuous stream of outstanding offers.” Schwartz continued, “The way this comes together in the Demeure Marketplace is the way it should be. A community of travelers, property owners and service providers where prices and desired service levels are optimized.”
Key to Demeure Marketplace is a suite of services and tools powered by patent-pending technology. Highlights include:
Demeure Marketplace offers three service levels at different price points. First, anyone can register for a free account to book a property or apply for listing. This provides access to certified local hosts with expert knowledge of specific properties and destinations in Demeure’s portfolio. This portfolio includes thousands of vacation homes, boutique hotels, yachts, and more in the world’s most sought-after destinations.
Second is Demeure Lounge™, an annual membership that unlocks the full suite of tools and services in Demeure Marketplace. Lounge members get access to Auctions, Pay-With-Time, and On-Call Advisors for a modest fee.
Finally, for the most discerning travelers and property owners, Demeure presents the ultra-exclusive Demeure Club™. This invitation-only private club offers the finest in luxury properties and service, plus special privileges in the Demeure Marketplace. Members enjoy exclusive prices, priority booking for high-demand weeks, first pick at specials, and access to member-owned properties available nowhere else. Members and their families also receive personal service from a devoted Club Assistant who learns about their goals, needs, and preferences, to make sure every trip is a complete success. Demeure Club is limited to a network of like-minded property owners and travelers who have been referred from each other’s social and professional circles.
“We’re excited to unveil the results of three years of R&D and market testing with travelers, owners, and service providers,” says Schwartz. “Demeure Marketplace is founded upon a service-based model that’s designed to promote transparency and community. No matter what role you play, you’ll be amazed at the value of this approach — and relieved at finally finding a source of properties, prices, and people you can trust.”
Peter Schwartz is Chairman and CEO of Demeure Operating Company Ltd. This creative entrepreneur is also Chairman of Laurence Capital Corporation (LCC), a Canadian-based private equity firm.
About Demeure Operating Company Ltd.
Demeure is a technology and services company that operates a transparent travel community known as Demeure Marketplace™, where travelers, vacation property owners, and service providers experience unbeatable value. Since 2009, Demeure has been helping travelers enjoy spectacular vacations around the world. Demeure’s curated portfolio includes thousands of vacation homes, boutique hotels, yachts, and other properties in top destinations. Demeure offers unique ways to book travel and list properties, featuring Demeure Auctions™ and its patent-pending Pay-With-Time™ system that permits owners to use surplus capacity in their properties as a form of currency. Among its service offerings are Demeure Lounge™, a subscription that unlocks the full suite of tools and services in Demeure Marketplace, and Demeure Club™, a private luxury travel club boasting a sustainable business model that doesn’t depend on owning or leasing properties. For more information visit demeure.com. For press and media resources visit http://blog.demeure.com/press-room/. To view this press release online visit http://blog.demeure.com/press-room/demeure-marketplace.html.